White families have 13 times more wealth than black families and 10 times more than Latino families. The Democratic platform acknowledges that gap “has been created” by policy choices.
Some right-wingers have decided to just deny the existence of poverty and hardship in America. But having a refrigerator and a microwave doesn’t mean you’re doing fine.
Back in 1992, more than two decades before Bernie Sanders’ presidential candidacy, the late hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur spoke of the evils of inequality to a national audience.
Millennials have inherited decades of wage stagnation and growing inequality. Expanding Social Security would improve their long-term economic security.
Forty-year-old women among America’s richest top 1 percent can expect to live 10 years longer than women of the same age in the poorest 1 percent. For men, the gap is 15 years.
For long-term social and economic stability, investments into increased economic equality are essential for everyone’s prosperity.